Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Americans have mixed feelings on whether a 1930s-like depression is likely to occur, but fewer adults than ever believe it will take three years or more for the stock market to recover.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of American Adults say the United States is at least somewhat likely to enter an economic depression similar to the one during the 1930s in the next few years. Forty-seven percent (47%) don’t see a 1930s-like economic depression as likely in the near future. These figures include 21% who say a depression is Very Likely and 12% who believe it’s Not At All Likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 5-6, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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